Umno President Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has called for the 15th General Election (GE15) to be held as soon as possible despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
He said the elections could still be held with new Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) in place.
“Why are we afraid of holding a general election during the pandemic? More than 30 countries have already done so.
“Why is Malaysia is so afraid? I think that we’re not really scared of Covid-19 but of other things,” he said in his opening speech at the Bagan Datuk Umno division meeting at Kompleks Umno Bagan Datuk, here today.
Ahmad Zahid said the people are keen to see Umno and Barisan Nasional (BN) helm the government again.
“Umno and BN have a good track record and we were governed the country the longest. Everyone in the country was well taken care off.
“As such, GE15 must be immediately held. Use the new SOP for the next general election.
“We know that Covid-19 is still here and must be avoided, but we must follow the SOP,” he said.
The Bagan Datuk member of parliament added that the Umno and BN will contest all parliamentary and state seats it had won in GE14.
“That is our right. We have also decided that during the next general election, we will be contesting under the BN logo. We are not going to use any other party’s logo,” he said.